Child, 5, Dies After Accidental Shooting

The Wright County Sheriff is investigating the shooting death of a five-year-old boy.

It happened inside a camper near Hartville.

The sheriff says Timothy Deatherage shot himself with a shotgun.

It’s been ruled an accident.

Authorities tell KY3 the boy's mother asked a neighbor to watch him and his two siblings when she and her boyfriend left the camper.

The children were the only ones in the camper when the gun went off.

Original Story:

A five-year-old child is dead after a shooting Monday outside Hartville.

The Wright County Sheriff says the child got a hold of a gun on the property.

The shooting has been ruled an accident.

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